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    Jay-Z Slams Colin Kaepernick for Turning Football Workout into 'Publicity Stunt' - Reports

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    American footballer Colin Kaepernick has made a name for himself in recent years with his public protests through kneeling during the US national anthem, which is played before football games. Kaepernick was subsequently dropped from the 49ers in 2016.

    Musician and businessman Jay-Z has expressed his distaste for Colin Kaepernick and the way he aired his workout on Saturday, with anonymous sources telling TMZ that he said Kaepernick "turned a legitimate workout into a publicity stunt".

    Sources, who are reportedly close to Jay-Z, told TMZ that he does not approve of the manner of the workout, as he feels that the NFL was legitimately attempting to offer Colin an opportunity to make a comeback.

    ​Colin decided not to attend the National Football League (NFL) workout on Saturday, deciding to conduct his own instead.

    Colin conducted his workout at a nearby high school, receiving mixed reviews. Some say that are impressed with the controversial sportsman's conduct.

    Others, however, claim he looked "average at best".

    Kaepernick has claimed that he had demanded transparency and that the NFL would not permit him to host any media during the workout.

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